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Signs and Scribbles of Dreams


The dreamlike experience in the Librone dei sogni by F. Fellini

A semiological appraisal of Fellini’s sketches and notes
A lecture by Prof. Paolo Fabbri

Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto
496 Huron St.

Thursday April 12, 2012 – 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Italian Studies of the University of Toronto, is proud to present the illustrated lecture Signs and Scribbles of Dreams – The dreamlike experience in the ‘Librone dei sogni’ by F. Fellini by eminent Italian semiologist Paolo Fabbri.

“The Book of Dreams” is a “diary”, kept by Federico Fellini from the late 70s to the August of 1990 in which the great director faithfully registered his nocturnal dreams and nightmares in the form of drawings, or in his own definition of “scribbles, fast and ungrammatical notes”. A very colourful journey in the infinite territories of the fantasies of a genius, this volume adds a piece to the puzzle for the study of Fellini’s creative experience. In his conference Paolo Fabbri will speak about this extraordinary book – the Librone – as it was called by its author – and how the director’s dreams and nightmares were transferred in a vast fresco of words and images. A nightlife that became part of his filmography.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St., Toronto
Admission is free
Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221

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Paolo Fabbri

Paolo Fabbri è un semiologo italiano i cui studi spaziano in vari ambiti legati al linguaggio, alla comunicazione, ai segni, alle arti.

Attualmente, dirige il CiSS (Centro Internazionale di Scienze Semiotiche) dell'Università di Urbino e insegna Semiotica dell'Arte al Master of Arts presso la LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale di Studi Sociali) di Roma.

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